President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria will lend a helping hand to South Sudan in fighting insurgency, and restoring cohesion to the country.
This was revealed in a statement by the President’s spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, following a visit of Mr. Albino Mathom Ayuel, Special Envoy of President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, to Abuja on Friday.
The special envoy had intimated President Buhari about the security situation in South Sudan.
Speaking to Buhari, he said, “an insurgent group just like your Boko Haram here kills, maims and destroys.”
Buhari, in response, told the Special Envoy of the situation this administration met on ground in the North East in 2015, and how great strides had been taken in comparison with present days.“We will study your situation, and see how we can help,” he said.
He then appealed for “close collaboration on security, particularly the training of our forces, since you have experience in this area.”Ayuel said South Sudan was keen on ending the insurgent activities, hence the appeal to Nigeria, which he referred to as “our big brother.”